I’m Back from India! Trip Highlights & Photos

The Love Vitamin at the Taj MahalHey Love Vitamins, I’m back!

Yes my three month India / Nepal adventure has come to a close and I’ve spent the last couple weeks settling back into life in Canada. I’m so happy to be home!

This is just a quick update to share a few pics, as well as my thoughts and impressions. We had an amazing time, but India is a crazy country and it gets exhausting!

Most people who travel India seem to describe it as a “love hate” relationship. One minute you’re in love with India, and the next you hate it! And, well, some people just plain hate it, period. They say it’s hot, dirty, crowded, and full of hassle. It’s all those things but it’s also the most colourful, eclectic place I’ve ever been.

In reality, these horror stories can scare you, but we didn’t have a bad time at all. A little exhausted by the end and happy to leave, but overall we loved it.

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